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Devar Torah for Parshat Shofitim

Shalom VeBracha Dear Scouts and Rosh Chodesh Simach, the month of Elul:

What exactly expresses the love of the Blessed One for the people of Israel in the month of Elul? After all, this is the most stressful month of the year, the month of mercy and forgiveness, a month in which we prepare for the terrible days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Is this the right time to express the love of the Blessed One for the people of Israel?

what’s the answer?

Unequivocally yes!

Do you know what destroys your life? Do you know what makes you moody? Do you know what lets you open the day with a bitter taste? Only the nonsense you did yesterday!

One who has nothing to regret, one who has no deed he has done and regrets, such a person will never be sad, will never be depressed and will never go into depression.

Who falls? Who takes life too sensitively and is hurt by everything? One whose conscience is not clear. The conscience is a part of God from above, what the Blessed One has given you is the conscience, it is a soul that even an animal has, a spirit that even a gentile has, and in particular a soul that only a Jew has.

A thief who steals at night, a murderer who murders at night, will never be able to be happy tomorrow, because his conscience will oppress him.

Some people say, “My conscience is clean, I never used it”…, but they lie about us, because the conscience works even when you are not using it, and it shouts and is mostly expressed in the first few seconds of the morning.

There is no man in the world who can deal with his conscience. Had it not been for the ‘answer’, the Holy One would not have created the world.

In the chapters of the Eliezer Derby (Chapter C), the Blessed One says: “I wanted to create the world. As long as I did not find the answer, I did not create, only with an answer can I create a world.”

Because a person cannot be made happy if he cannot regret an act he has done and his answer will be fully accepted.

The month of mercy and forgiveness is the first month in which the love of God can be seen to be blessed more than all the other months, and in this the Holy One seals for us a month of love, a month of forgiveness and forgiveness, a month of a new page and conscience.

About a week ago was the first day for the Sephardic and Eastern communities to allow vows and curses. Ooh, how much people love this day.

How much they love to gather in the synagogues and hear the release of the curses and vows.

But pay close attention teachers and gentlemen!

The same vow and the same curse are the things we waited for ourselves, that is, never a vow was created spontaneously, there is never a curse created spontaneously. In order for there to be a curse, someone needs to curse it, in order for there to be a vow, someone needs to curse it.

Our rabbis write in the Holy Gemara (Shabbat Lev 2: 2), that the greatest disasters that come upon man are in vow and vows!

In a moment of frivolity, in a moment of trying to persuade in matters of commerce or even just in vain, the person emits grace and peace and God forbid the words: “I swear to you”, “swear”, or other expressions such as: “in faith”, “in mother” or In all sorts of beloved or other relatives.

Pay close attention teachers and gentlemen! The verse (Proverbs 26: 2) says: “A cursed curse will come to him” Free will not come upon the accursed, and she will return to the same person who curses.

He who accustoms his mouth to vows and oaths, he who accustoms his mouth to speak curses, he harms only himself!

There is nothing that can cause a person more disaster than the person himself, there is no one who can make you worse than you yourself.

“Keep his mouth and his tongue keep his afflictions” (ibid. 21:22), it is also said of slander, of keeping the tongue, but first and foremost it is said of vows, oaths and curses. Keep your mouth shut, take care of real life and get a quality of life just but just as we would wish for ourselves.

And in that regard take a story!

Raba and Rami Bar Hama were students of Rabbi Hassada. The Gemara in Tractate Bava Batra (12: 2) says that once they both sat in front of him together in a lesson at his house, and next to him sat his little house, a baby, Rabbi Hassada laughed with his house and asked her: “Who would you like to marry? Is Hama coming? “, She looked at both of them in the eyes of a girl and they both liked her, and said to her father:” With both of them “.

Immediately the little grandfather jumped up and said, “And I will be the last.”

At the end of this process what exactly happened, Rami Bar Hama married her and after a few years died, and only then did Raba marry her.

Raba as a young boy understood that if two were to eat from the same cake – he should be someone first and someone last .. he preferred to be the last and not the first to then leave the world or have to somehow have to vacate his place.

The Gemara in Tractate Brachot (SD AA) tells a very similar case,

In a certain place, they looked for a Rosh Yeshiva, and turned to Rabbi and Rabbi Yosef and asked who was better suited to be the Rosh Yeshiva, ‘Sinai’ or ‘Uker Harim’? That is, the spring more or more proficient? Everyone said that ‘Sinai’ is better, ie: Rabbi Yosef is the one who is supposed to be the Rosh Yeshiva, but Rabbi Yosef said: “I am not ready to be the Rosh Yeshiva, the rabbi will be the Rosh Yeshiva and only then will I be the Rosh Yeshiva.”

For twenty-two years he was the Rosh Yeshiva rabbi, and only then for two and a half years was Rabbi Yosef the Rosh Yeshiva, the president of the institutions.

He knew that he was destined to be Rosh Yeshiva for a certain period, he asked that this period be at the end of his days and not at the beginning of his days.

Another point that is true for each of us!

Many are angry at why they are no longer as rich as they planned, why they did not manage to make the first million dollars, why the plans and spiritual and material roles they set for themselves are not realized.

Darling! You better get it at sixty and not at twenty. Wait, be the last and be the one to really benefit.

Shabbat Shalom and Blessed!

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